Ruthann (Auel) Cerny

Ruthann (Auel) Cerny

NORWICH: Ruthann (Auel) Cerny, of Norwich, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2013 at her home. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., a daughter of the late William Agusta Auel and Emma Elizabeth (Funaiock) Auel.

Mrs. Cerny worked as an accountant for American Bridge before she was married. She was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church who faithfully dedicated her time to te following organizations; she was the executive director at G.R.A.C.E. Pantry for over 12 years; a past chapter leader of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans; and an auxillary member of the Gideon's International.

Ruthann is survived by: husband Milton Allen Cerny whom she married on March 4, 1961; daughter Patricia (James) McWhirter of Mason, Oh; son Glenn (Kelly) Cerny of Canton, Mich; sister, Henrietta Maurhoff of Cabot, Pa; four grandchildren, Andrea McWhirter, Alex McWhirter, Miranda Cerny and Tara Cerny.

She is preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Emma Darling Auel.

Funeral services take place on Friday at Christ Lutheran Church with Pastor Katie Kerrigan officiating. A memorial service will be leld at a later date to be announced.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Christ Lutheran Church, Gideon's International, Hospice of Muskingum County or to G.R.A.C.E. Pantry. Mock-Miller Funeral Home is handling local arrangments.

Published in the Times Recorder on Feb. 15, 2013